Your August Horoscope for Gemini
Until now, you’ve been in the planning stage of a project, getting things “just so” before the big reveal. You are almost at the finish line. Once Mars moves into Gemini, everything you’ve been doing can become public. That will happen once Mars enters Gemini on August 20, and Mars will remain in Gemini until March 25, 2023.
If you follow astrology, you are saying, “Wait—Mars usually spends six or seven weeks in one sign, not seven months!” That’s true. The reason it’s happening now is that Mars will go retrograde for nearly 11 weeks, from October 30, 2022, to January 12, 2023. During that retrograde period, sit still and don’t launch anything vital, not even a new relationship. Mars teaches us to compete well so we can win. When you launch something new, especially a business, product launch, or a new job, you would need to have a good, strong Mars behind you. You can succeed without having Mars moving direct, but you will find the process to be so much harder.
Therefore, you need to be very productive this month, getting everything into the marketplace before Mars slows down. You will notice that he will begin to languish as soon as mid-October. You might be wondering, “Why do I have to step on the gas pedal in August, can’t I use September?” Ok, here is where I drop the other shoe:
Mars’ little brother, Mercury, is a copycat by nature and wants to go retrograde before Mars does. Mercury will retrograde from September 9 to October 2, so Mercury will beat Mars to the punch by going retrograde a month before Mars, but Mars will stay in retrograde longer, from October 30 to January 12, 2023. We are heading into “slow-mo” periods. Act now!